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GMO Myths and Truths

GMO Myths and Truths reportGenetically modified (GM) crops are promoted on the basis of a range of far-reaching claims from the GM crop industry and its supporters. They say that GM crops:

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Conflicts on the menu

A decade of industry influence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Conflicts on the menu: A decade of industry influence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

As the European Food Safety Authority celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Earth Open Source questions the independence of its advice.

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GM Soy: Sustainable? Responsible?

SoyabeansGenetically modified Roundup Ready soy has been planted over vast areas of North and South America. Most of the crop is used to feed Europe’s and North America’s livestock.

Inflated claims are made for the environmental sustainability of GM soy and the safety of the glyphosate herbicide it is engineered to tolerate.

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Europe’s pesticide and food safety regulators – Who do they work for?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is charged with giving scientific advice to the regulators of pesticides, genetically modified (GM) foods, and food contaminants and additives, in the interests of protecting public health. But some prominent EFSA experts and officials have conflicts of interest, holding positions in organisations funded by the same companies whose products they help regulate.